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‘I was born running, I came out with a sprint’: Tom Cruise happy to give the people exactly what they want

Would it even be a Tom Cruise movie without audacious physicality?


Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is right on our doorsteps, with Tom Cruise‘s latest endeavor set to continue one of the largest cinematic phoenix moments in history.

After kicking off with a pair of stinkers back in 1996 and 2000, the franchise has since gone from strength to strength to strength, and the fact that Dead Reckoning has already topped the likes of Fallout from a critical standpoint is a sign of more great things to come.

For years, Mission: Impossible protagonist Ethan Hunt has been defined by his commitment to individual life as much as entire populations of people, and while this defining trait of his is set to be tested like never before in Dead Reckoning, there is one other iconic aspect to Ethan that, according to Cruise himself, will remain entirely unshakable.

In an interview with ET Online, Cruise reassured everyone that Ethan’s iconic sprint wouldn’t be going anywhere, cheekily suggesting that the protagonist’s unmistakable running form is as much a part of him as it is a part of the character.

“I was born running. I came out with a sprint. My mom was trying to hold on to me and she just couldn’t get ahold.”

Mission: Impossible regulars Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Rebecca Ferguson are all back for round seven as well, while Vanessa Kirby returns from Fallout and Henry Czerny steps back into the fray after 27 years away. Elsewhere, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Cary Elwes, and Shea Whigham all make their franchise debuts.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One skydives into theaters on July 12.

Charlotte Simmons
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Charlotte is a freelance writer for We Got This Covered, a graduate of St. Thomas University's English program, a fountain of film opinions, and the single biggest fan of Peter Jackson's 'King Kong,' probably. Having written professionally since 2018, her work has also appeared in The Town Crier and The East